DENR National Capital Region, through its Manila Bay Site Coordinating Management Office (MBSCMO) and North Field Office (NFO), installed a trash trap at Camarin Creek in Barangay 177, Caloocan City.
Camarin Creek is an open drainage canal that drains into the Marilao-Meycauyan-Obando (MMO) River System, the northernmost boundary of Metro Manila. MMO, on the other hand, empties into Manila Bay through Obando, Bulacan.
Camarin Creek cuts across several barangays of Caloocan City but the area where the trash trap was installed covers a portion between Barangays 177 and 178 spanning approximately 1.98 km long.
Present during the installation are representatives from the City Environmental Management Department (CEMD) of Caloocan City and Barangay 177.
The installation of trash traps and conduct of regular cleanups are among the interventions that DENR National Capital Region is implementing to prevent waste from reaching the shores of Manila Bay. This is in line with efforts to clean and rehabilitate the rivers and esteros that drain into Manila Bay